When you suddenly have to juggle extra balls, some are bound to get dropped. Perhaps you are going through a divorce or became the caregiver for an ailing parent. Perhaps you took on a second job or started night school to earn an advanced degree.
Not every stressor is negative. A new baby, marriage, career, or move can be exciting but overwhelming. It’s okay – and sometimes helpful – to drop some of the balls. You can probably let another parent take over room mother duties for a few weeks, forego a haircut, or skip poker night until things calm down.
When life hands you extra challenges it is easy to get lax about oral hygiene. Sometimes you feel too exhausted to brush or floss and skip regular check-ups and cleanings. Doctor Deborah McNeil-Amorteguy wants to remind you to examine the possible consequences of neglecting your smile.
1. Tooth decay
2. Gum disease
2. Tooth and gum pain
3. Bad breath
5. Tooth loss
Your plate is already full – you don’t want to add poor oral health and the associated expense and inconvenience required to treat advanced dilemmas.
Let the car go unwashed for a few weeks. Record your favorite show to watch later when things slow down. Postpone that kitchen remodel. But keep your smile healthy – it really will make your life easier, healthier, and happier.
Doctor McNeil-Amorteguy is a member of American Dental Association. You can learn more about American Dental Association at https://www.ada.org. If you haven’t seen a dentist in a while, we invite you to call us at 805-543-3016 and schedule an exam and cleaning. Our helpful team will make you feel comfortable and relaxed. There is no need to feel ashamed about plaque build-up or a cavity. We completely understand how stressful life can get and love helping our San Luis Obispo area patients get back on track.
Prevention is the new economy
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